Cryptocurrency Miners are in the raise starting from last year, more than 500 million computers are mining cryptoCurrency in their browsers without the user’s knowledge and now the chrome extension Archive Poster.

Websites involved in crypto-mining by injecting mining scripts into visitors browsers and most popular among them is Coinhive which offers a JavaScript miner for the Monero Blockchain that can be embedded into other Web sites.

Now even the Chrome extension started mining cryptocurrency, a chrome extension Archive Poster with more than 105,000 users Caught injecting an in-browser cryptocurrency miner.

Archive Poster is an extension used to repost the Tumblr blogs, according to the users review the extension includes the most famous coinhive source code starting from the December.

The extension consists of a hidden Coinhive crypto jacker and it won’t ask any permissions before abusing the user’s CPU resource.

The largest torrent search engine, the Pirate Bay, that made CoinHive famous by being caught using it. Last week another Cryptocurrency Miner spotted using chrome version of facebook messenger to mine Cryptocurrency.

Temporary Defense – Archive Poster

Temporary defense is to trash the extension from Chrome which halts the mining process.

Guru is an Ex-Security Engineer at Comodo Cybersecurity. Co-Founder - Cyber Security News & GBHackers On Security.


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